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Mental Health and Well-Being – Advice, Guidance, Information sheet for UCU Reps

This week (10-16 May 2021) is #MentalHealthAwareness week You can find out more about it here: mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week Below is advice and guidance from the Regional Office about the types of things that UCU reps may want to organise around in their institution. Please contact us if you need some assistance in pursuing these issues for…

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Towards the end of 2020, we surveyed our members at INTO, Newcastle University. At the start of 2021, we met with some of them. This letter is the outcome. We have shared it with members and sent it to INTO at Newcastle University.

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Holocaust Memorial Day – Wednesday 27 January 2021

  Dr Marek Szablewski spoke to UCU for Holocaust Memorial Day:   “My father fought in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. It was the single largest uprising against Nazi Occupation during World War 2. The Home Army (The Resistance) was the largest resistance movement in occupied Europe. The Uprising was planned to last a week,…

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Joint Northumbria University and Newcastle University UCU Press Release

Joint Northumbria University and Newcastle University UCU Press Release, 15 October 2020   With a record attendance of close to 300, a branch meeting of Newcastle University UCU (14 October 2020) registered its failure to agree with Newcastle University that the campus was ‘Covid safe and secure,’ as university management insist. This follows on from…

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Industrial action at Durham University

There are currently two disputes involving UCU members in higher education. One relates to the USS pension fund and the other is about pay and working conditions. UCU members in 46 institutions have voted to take strike action and action short of a strike (ASOS) about USS. Members in 57 institutions have voted to take…

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UCU joint strike rally

UCU Durham University and UCU Newcastle University held a joint strike rally in Newcastle on 25th November. Approximately 300 people attended the rally, showing their support for the strike action. The speakers: Beth Farhat, TUC Regional Secretary Chi Onwurah, Labour Candidate Newcastle Central Siobhan McGrath, UCU Durham University Adriana Salazar-Mendez, UCU Durham University Stacy Gillis,…

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